My dear Professor & Mrs Jung,
Here I am at the parting of the ways, a little uncertain whether tomorrow will take me left in search of a quiet spot for a few days on the Lago di Lugano, or right to Locarno.
It has been a magnificent journey, & I am most grateful to you for planning it for me. Weesen, Bad Ragaz, Chur, Donunat-Ems, Ilanz, Dissentis, Andermatt have been my principal stopping places & I do not think I have missed much at any of them.
The journey over St. Gotthard, after walking in rain & fog to Hospenthal & in brilliant sunshine to the Teufelsbriicke was an unforgettable conclusion.
But I was particularly entranced by the Upper Rhine valley & the Oberalp Pass.
The principal purpose of this note is to thank you both for your wonderful hospitality & generosity to me – but I really do not know where to begin or end.
My visit has meant more to me than I can possibly say, & I only wish
I knew how I could reciprocate all your many kindnesses.
Anything I can say seems all too banal, so I must abandon any further attempt to express my gratitude on the conscious level at all …
I look forward very much to seeing you again at Eranos in the next few days.
I intend in any case to come to your lecture next Sunday, but I hope to come over before that if I can find a satisfactory hide-out in the neighbourhood.
I intend to return to Zurich on Monday 2nd (when my ticket expires) & to go to Basel after seeing the Club on the following day.
I hope your own journey was not too tiring & that the Eranos Tagung is being successful.
I fear that the lectures which, apart from your own, would interest me most will be over by now.
With renewed gratitude & very kindest regards,
VICTOR WHITE, O.P.
P.S. At Ilanz I had a dream about a ‘plane crashing in your garden & your cook (masc.) throwing earth over it.
The odd thing is that I was woken by the sound of a circular saw, & several months ago I dreamt I was talking with you to the sound of such a saw … I can make no ‘sense’ of it. ~Victor White, Jung-White Letters, Pages 38-39